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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-21-2014, 11:48 PM
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Posted By jeburgdo
Oops. Good catch. I just went with it.

Oops. Good catch. I just went with it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By jeburgdo
One thing that I've done before I got a chest...

One thing that I've done before I got a chest freezer (and still do sometimes, if it's full) is place the fermenter in my mash tun with a bit of water and add ice, covering it up with thick blankets....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-21-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By jeburgdo
Special B in an IRS is great. I use a full pound...

Special B in an IRS is great. I use a full pound in a bourbon stout I've made several times. So with that said, I like the recipe. But I always like to suggest using the lightest extract possible...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By jeburgdo
This was definitely spicier than Mexican Cake, so...

This was definitely spicier than Mexican Cake, so if you go with powder I'd half it at least. (so maybe 1.5-1.75tsp for a 5 gallon batch). The coffee will be an interesting touch to those styles of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-07-2014, 06:30 PM
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Posted By jeburgdo
The one gallon batch was pretty good from what I...

The one gallon batch was pretty good from what I remember. My notes say I used 0.75 tsp of Cayenne, and from what I remember it was on target for what I wanted: hot, but not scorching. Some people...
Forum: Bock 03-30-2014, 06:55 PM
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Views: 544
Posted By jeburgdo
Optimizor (Palo Santo Doppelbock)

Recipe:

11.50 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 75.66 %
2.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 16.45 %
1.00 lb Caramunich Malt (59.0 SRM) Grain 6.58 %
0.20 lb Carafa I (337.0 SRM) Grain...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By jeburgdo
It may be a bit young... I brewed it back on Jan...

It may be a bit young... I brewed it back on Jan 3, and it's been in the keg for almost 2 weeks now. This is the first Belgian style I've ever attempted, so I'm not as familiar with best practices....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-18-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By jeburgdo
Belgian Dubbel a bit bland-- add dates?

Hi all-- I recently brewed up a Belgian dubbel, recipe below:

8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 57.06 %
3.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 21.40 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-26-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By jeburgdo
I've heard that 3787 is the Westmalle strain....

I've heard that 3787 is the Westmalle strain. Maybe I'll have to pick some of their dubbels up, and see if I like that. I'm a bit concerned about the spice flavor other people have talked about with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-26-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By jeburgdo
Abbey Ale/Dubbel yeast?

I'm thinking about making a dubbel or abbey ale sort of inspired by Sierra Nevada's Ovila Dubbel aged in wine and cognac barrels: https://www.google.com/search?q=ovila+dubbel+wine+barrel (This was...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-14-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By jeburgdo
For German beers I always like to reference...

For German beers I always like to reference BrauKaiser's recipes:

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Imperator

Is this a 10 gallon batch? If so, what is expected gravity? It seems like...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-08-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By jeburgdo
Agreed. This will be no problem at all. If you...

Agreed. This will be no problem at all. If you want to do an octoberfest, there have been several mock-octoberfest recipes using ale yeasts that have seem to come out well. Here are two:
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-04-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By jeburgdo
Haven't had Breckenridge Breweries 72 Imperial...

Haven't had Breckenridge Breweries 72 Imperial Cream Stout but here are some thoughts:

Whenever I do extract batches, I always like to use the lightest extract as possible and get the color from...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-26-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By jeburgdo
That will work. I've made a bourbon stout several...

That will work. I've made a bourbon stout several times using anywhere from 8-12 oz (usually of Maker's Mark), and every judge has said it's too heavy on the bourbon. I disagree, and think it's just...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-14-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By jeburgdo
Update: Gravity has settled out around 1.024....

Update: Gravity has settled out around 1.024. Given all the additions bumped up the volume to somewhere around 2.8 gallons, my guess is the total sugar/DME additions would have put the potential OG...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 06-06-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,389
Posted By jeburgdo
I've never gotten around to trying Dragon's Milk,...

I've never gotten around to trying Dragon's Milk, but I can say it is not really quite like Backwoods Bastard. The bourbon character may be similar, but the heavy amount of oak and roasted malts this...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 05-29-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,389
Posted By jeburgdo
Warrior is a very clean bittering hop, which is...

Warrior is a very clean bittering hop, which is why I used it. I don't taste any citrus in this beer at all.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-21-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By jeburgdo
I should note that when I called Midwest, they...

I should note that when I called Midwest, they were more helpful than what I asked for. The order had been delayed because one item (not the yeast) was out of stock, though listed as in-stock on the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-19-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By jeburgdo
I finally got around to brewing this. A couple...

I finally got around to brewing this. A couple changes, here's what I went with:

2.5 gallons
2.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 15.38 % (will be added to fermenter in steps to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By jeburgdo
Careful on the pepper in the beer... it sounds...

Careful on the pepper in the beer... it sounds too close to this beer than I would want:
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/677/2213/?sort=topr&start=0
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By jeburgdo
No, no, when I transferred it to the secondary...

No, no, when I transferred it to the secondary the sample I took seemed a bit more subdued and less pronounced on the smoke than I was hoping for. I think the carbonation will bring it out some, but...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By jeburgdo
Are you saying to add actual cherries, or cherry...

Are you saying to add actual cherries, or cherry wood?

Any thoughts about adding coffee to the beer? Maybe should have said it in the original post, but that was my strongest inclination at first...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By jeburgdo
Smoked Stout Experiment

So I've 5 gallons of a smoked stout in secondary right now, recipe follows post. At tasting, the smoke flavor was certainly present, but not as forward as I anticipated or wanted, but maybe the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,230
Posted By jeburgdo
http://www.mrmalty.com/pitching.php The...

http://www.mrmalty.com/pitching.php

The section "Pitching From Tubes, Packs, or Dry Yeast" will lend a bit of clarity here. The kicker is dry yeast=no starter.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-28-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By jeburgdo
"Shucking Good Ale" isn't a bad name, but if you...

"Shucking Good Ale" isn't a bad name, but if you put lactose in there how are you going to pass up naming it "Creamed Corn Stout"?

Then maybe throw one of these in:...
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